4 Critical Skills to Make a Difference in Your Career

Brad Egeland

​ Back in 1991, while toiling away as an Aerospace Engineer, I found this book called “Do What You Are, Discover the Perfect Career for You.”

System Engineering FAQ

Musings on Project Management

Here's my FAQ I used when I was a Director for systems engineering for an aerospace and communications firm (And, I tried to make this not to stuffy!) A lot of PMs know they need systems engineering, or think they might, but aren't sure who these folks are or what they do. What is this thing called system engineering? What is system engineering? Here's the way NASA defines it: " system engineering

PM's FAQ about System Engineering

Musings on Project Management

Here's my FAQ I used when I was a Director for systems engineering for an aerospace and communications firm (And, I tried to make this not too stuffy!) A lot of PMs know they need systems engineering, or think they might, but aren't sure who these folks are or what they do. What is this thing called system engineering? What is system engineering? Here's the way NASA defines it: " system engineering

Become a Better Leader - 5 Proven Leadership Practices

Brad Egeland

This webinar and the Cheetah Leadership Program are developed by Michelle LaBrosse, a Registered Yoga Teacher, Aerospace Engineer, and Harvard Business School Graduate. Become a rocket ship of progress. Be the type of leader who brings out the best of everyone while making a much bigger difference in the world. Learn how to lead in a way that both stretches you and also helps you find a place of comfort and ease by better leveraging your innate talents.

Quality Assurance and Testing: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

The Aerospace Industry. The aerospace industry has quality assurance, but calls it product assurance, which works in tandem with project management and engineering to avoid catastrophic failures that have a human cost.

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How Did I Find My Calling to Help People Make a Bigger Difference by Doing Their Projects Better?

Brad Egeland

By the time I was a junior, there were five of us in college and I was fortunate to get a full Air Force scholarship to study Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University. By Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, CAL, CPD, PMP, RYT - founder and CEO of Cheetah Learning I came from a large family – my parents had six children in eight years and I was number four Both my parents were public school teachers so we were encouraged to go to college.

[Customer Spotlight] – Triumph Group Leverage BrightWork for Project Maturity

Brightwork

Company Overview Founded in 1993, Triumph Group is a global leader in aerospace manufacturing and overhauling aerospace structures, systems, and components. Triumph participates at all levels of the aerospace supply chain – from single components to complex systems, aerospace structures to maintenance, overhaul and repair services.

Reflection and Takeaways on Agility from the SMC-IT 2018 Space Mission Design conference

The IIL Blog

as a keynote speaker, I opened the conference with “Scrum to the Stars” which looked back into aviation history and to the future of innovation in aerospace, and how Scrum methodologies have been, and will continue to be effective tools.

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Project Management Lessons from Mavenlink CEO Ray Grainger

MavenLink

In my case, it was in the aerospace and defense industry. This technology supported a broad range of planning and execution in manufacturing in the aerospace and defense industries. Harpham: Was that your first exposure to the aerospace industry?

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Six ways to achieve growth through Professional Service Automation

Keyedin

Our customer is a leading consultancy supporting premier firms in aerospace, defence, space, intelligence and government services but fortunately we didn’t have to sign any official secrets papers after our discussion.

2019 78

Six ways to achieve growth through Professional Service Automation

Keyedin

Our customer is a leading consultancy supporting premier firms in aerospace, defence, space, intelligence and government services but fortunately we didn’t have to sign any official secrets papers after our discussion.

2019 78

A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

It goes back to the 1960s, when project management became a discipline in aerospace, construction and defense industries. Every trade has its trade association, an organization that represents the industry and offers training or networking. Project management is no different.

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9 Inspirational Teamwork Examples

ProjectManager.com

This included teams of scientists, engineers and technicians, many who had not worked in aerospace before. It seems that people have been spelling team with an “i” for a long time. We live in a culture that promotes the roughed individual, the self-made person, the entrepreneur.

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9 Great Reasons to Choose a Project Management Career

Project Bliss

Project managers are used in IT, healthcare, entertainment, the food and beverage industry , aerospace, and many more industries. You may be wondering if a project management career is a right choice for you.

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Ranking the Most (and Least) Productive Industries

Redbooth

Industries producing complicated physical goods like Aerospace & Defense and Technology Hardware, also take a long time for work to be completed. Industries like Metals and Mining, Technology Hardware, and Aerospace & Defense have work that takes a long time to complete.

Summary of Capabilities Based Planning

Herding Cats

Thesis, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2007. There have been some recent posts about managing scope, defining needed Features, determining how to release software to stakeholders - in both traditional and agile processes.

APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2017 – A Review

Arras People

With the APM (Association for Project Management) releasing their latest research report APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2017 I took some time out to see what they have to report and how this stacks up against our own Arras People 2017 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report).

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How to Handle Digital Transformation Pain Points

Epicflow Blog

In the defence and aerospace sector, companies digitize to challenge the reach of conventional manufacturing and create new engine designs and types of aircraft.

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APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2017 – A Review

Arras People

With the APM (Association for Project Management) releasing their latest research report APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2017 I took some time out to see what they have to report and how this stacks up against our own Arras People 2017 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report).

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The Calm Before the Project Management Storm

Arras People

About Steve: Steve Wake has worked in the print, automotive, aerospace, defence, insurance and IT industries as a project manager and consultant. There comes a time when you’ve been working in and around project management for a while and you take a sit back and just reflect for a while.

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6 Top Project Management Books for Engineers and Manufacturers

LiquidPlanner

The book covers a wide array of industries, including medical and pharmaceutical, aerospace, manufacturing, and more. While engineers learn a lot of valuable skills in school, project management isn’t always one of them.

How Did I Get Here: A Career Profile of David Lewis, PMP

ProProject Manager

He is a Marine Corps veteran and has a wide range of experience in both the commercial and aerospace/defense industry. Here’s the latest in my series How Did I Get Here.

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How to Make it Your Habit to Finish What You Start

Brad Egeland

Prior to starting Cheetah Learning in 1999, founder and CEO Michelle LaBrosse was a Research Scientist in Aerospace Engineering. When you practice finishing EVERYTHING you start, a couple things happen: This will become your habit. You will be far less stressed as you won't have so many things you must do hanging over your head. You will get super efficient. You will pursue much better opportunities. You will become more confident in your ability to achieve your goals.

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Without a Root Cause Analysis, No Corrective or Preventive Action is Credible - Part 1

Herding Cats

02202, The Aerospace Corporation, 30 May 2014. Root Cause Investigation (RCI) Best Practices Guide Product Overview, Aerospace Report TOR?2014?02163, Root Cause Investigation (RCI) Best Practices Guide Product Overview,” Aerospace Report TOR?2014?02163,

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The Impact of Technology on Project Management: Pre-1950s to the Modern Age

Keyedin

The algorithm, which schedules a set of project activities, can be adapted to any type of project, including construction, aerospace, defence, software development, product development and engineering. Project management (PM) dates back as far as there has been a need to achieve things.

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Steve Wake: Reflections on EVA, Silence and To Do Lists

Girl's Guide to PM

About Steve: Steve Wake has worked in the print, automotive, aerospace, defence, insurance and IT industries as a project manager and consultant. . Today I give the floor to Steve Wake, the man behind #EVA21 , the conference so cool it is known only by its hashtag*.

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The Impact of Technology on Project Management: Pre-1950s to the Modern Age

Keyedin

The algorithm, which schedules a set of project activities, can be adapted to any type of project, including construction, aerospace, defence, software development, product development and engineering. Project management (PM) dates back as far as there has been a need to achieve things.

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How Project Management Tackles Supply Chain Complexity

LiquidPlanner

Supply chains continue to increase in complexity. I’ve observed this firsthand from managing hundreds of projects in manufacturing organizations over the last 25 years, including navigating end-to-end supply chain.

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Project Management, Performance Measures, and Statistical Decision Making

Herding Cats

There is a current rash of suggestions on how to improve the performance of software projects. Each of these, while well meaning, are missing the means to confirm their credibility.

Can Resource Planning Software be Both - Easy to Use and Flexible?

Ganttic

He moved resources away from the unproductive defense industry and other areas such as aerospace and nuclear energy and applied newly mined resources to commercial applications. Not long ago, we celebrated the world wide web’s 30th birthday.

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A New Way to Recognize the Achievements of Project Managers

The IIL Blog

Years ago, many aerospace and defense industry projects were managed using war rooms. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL.

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Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

Herding Cats

Agile for Aerospace Andrew Buter, Curt Stienstra, Steven H. A popular toss off aphrase in some agile circles is process reduces agility. This is course is stated in the absence of any domain or context.

Increasing the Probability of Program Success

Herding Cats

The origins of this paper came about at a recent JSCC meeting here in Boulder, with local Aerospace contractors, the DCMA (Defense Contract Management Agency) and several government agencies (NRO and NASA).

Resources for Good Project Management

Herding Cats

A Rich, Systems Engineering Subdivision, The Aerospace Corporation. Anecdotes abound of examples of Bad Project Management. Sometimes these anecdotes are used to suggest a corrective or preventive action that might actually work. Other times these suggestions are simply bogus.

5 Ways Project Management and Lean Manufacturing Speed Up Processes

LiquidPlanner

For example, an aerospace manufacturer client I worked with had lead times of 6 -13 weeks involving several operations. Lean manufacturing has become a popular way to eliminate waste, reduce costs and improve efficiencies. This philosophy originated, largely, at Toyota and is used to better align customer needs with manufacturing operations.

Best project management software

Binfire

Projects in aerospace. What is the best project management software for your team and your project? Is there a project management app that fits everybody’s requirements?

5 Steps to Create Technical Documentation That’s (Actually) Helpful

Planio

Style guides: Some industries require you to write technical documentation in a specific way (like the Plain Language guidelines for government sites or Simplified Technical English for aerospace, aviation, or defense companies).

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Modeling the Future is the Basis of Project Success

Herding Cats

In our aerospace and defense business - not so much. Modeling the Management of Systems Engineering Projects," Daniel Spencer and Shaun Wilson, Aerospace Concepts, DTSO-GD-0734, Proceedings of the 2012 Model-Based Systems Engineering Symposium , 27-28 November 2012.

The Problems with Schedules

Herding Cats

NRO Cost Group Risk Process, Aerospace Corporation, 2003. Here's an article, recently referenced by a #NoEstimates twitter post.

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Managing in Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Let's say you're the project or program manager of a large complex system. Maybe an aircraft, or a building, or an ERP system deployment. Your project is valued in the 100's of millions of dollars. Or say your project is s simple straight forward set of activities.

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